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Nicolas Granatino @ngranati
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The tragedy in France with the #GiletJaunes protests is that there is still an expectation from the protesters and their supporters (a majority of The French) which still look up to the government for a solution to job insecurity and seem to hold them accountable for it (1/7)
#giletsjaunes on one hand completely fail to realise that Globalisation and Capitalism operate on a global scale and cannot be tackled at a national level let alone by the government. However, the French Government has a dual responsibility in the emergence of the movement (2/7)
On one hand it cultivates its centrality in the economic affairs of the country including on innovation. The Villani report on #AI on which it hyper communicated is best left to the private or academic sector. By doing so it fosters an illusion of its power and omnipotence (3/7)
On top of it the topics it chooses to communicates on are of little relevance to the average French people and are often grandstanding for the international scene. More in the case of #AI it is precisely the ones which are like to exacerbate fears on job security (4/7)
Finally, France has a president which seems to not understand the difference between ‘communication’ and dialogue, and whose hyper-communication style and choice of topics further disconnects him to the electorate. In effect, he appears silent to the ills of the French (5/7)
Macron’s perceived silence on the topics that are most relevant to the everyday lives of the French is a form of violence. Apart from the revolutionary psyche of the French, it’s this perceived ‘which is fuelling the radical nature of part of the protesters (6/7)
In turn it has somewhat thwarted the government and mainstream media’s attempt to Discredit the #giletsjaunes on the violent nature of part of the movement and risks to backfire by igniting other form of totalitarianism and populism in government (7/7)
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